Hong Kong’s Education Bureau has announced a scholarship scheme worth HK$347,965,000 (US$44.86m) that will provide 100 students with full tuition scholarships to study at world renowned universities. Students in receipt of the scholarships will be expected to return to work in Hong Kong after graduating.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, but priority will be given to students who would not otherwise be able to afford overseas study. Students who choose to take up subjects that will benefit Hong Kong’s economy or those not available domestically will also be at an advantage.
The Scholarship for Excellence will cover tuition fees for the normal duration of an undergraduate programme, or two years of postgraduate study. Scholars may study at any university that appears in the top 100 of any of the four major global academic rankings: QS World University Ranking, Shanghai Jiaotong University Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking and US News and World Report.
London universities in the top 100
The following London universities are ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the major global academic rankings:
Imperial is consistently rated among the world’s best universities and has a reputation for teaching and research in science, engineering, medicine and management. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, Imperial College London was ranked 2nd best university in the world. Read more about Imperial College London and search for courses.
Described by the Sunday Times as “an intellectual powerhouse with a world-class reputation”, UCL is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the UK and worldwide. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, UCL was ranked as the 5th best university in the world. Read more about University College London and search for courses.
King’s is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London. King’s ranked 16th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings and is one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Read more about King’s College London and search for courses.
LSE is a specialist university with a global reach. LSE frequently appears in the top reaches of international and national league tables. In the 2014 QS World University Rankings, LSE was ranked 71st best university in the world. Read more about the LSE and search for courses.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a leading postgraduate medical institution that specialises in teaching and research in public health and tropical medicine. LSHTM ranked in the top 100 of the US News and World Report Rankings. Read more about LSHTM and search for courses.
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions. The university was ranked in the top 100 best universities in the 2014 QS World University Rankings. Read more about Queen Mary University of London and search for courses.
London Business School has climbed up the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking, claiming second place in the 2015 table, up from 3rd place in 2014. The ranking is based on a number of factors including alumni salaries, gender diversity and the international spread of students. MBA students from London Business School earned an average of […]
Times Higher Education has ranked universities around the world according to their international outlook. The ranking looks at how international the universities are. This is important as international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff […]
London Business School (LBS) is top of the 2014 FT ranking of European business schools. LBS has been named as the best business schools in Europe based on the schools’ performance in four of the rankings published by the FT each year: MBA, executive MBA, Masters in Management and executive education. The MBA programme at […]
London has the greatest concentration of first class universities of any city in the world, according to a prestigious ranking of higher education institutions. In the Times Higher Education rankings, London has four universities in the top 40, more than any other city. London also has seven universities in the top 200, which is the […]
London is the city with the highest number of top rated universities in the world. Five London universities have been ranked in the global 100 best universities, according to the 2014 QS World University Rankings. The highlights for London’s universities include: Imperial College London, in 2nd place, is the highest ranking London university sharing the […]
The Institute of Education has been ranked as the world’s leading university for Education in the 2014 QS World University Rankings by subject. The QS rankings annually review more than 2,000 universities worldwide and rank the top 400 institutions on a range of criteria, including research citations, academic and employer reputation, staff/student ratios and internationalisation. […]
What is a specialist league table? With a number of international league tables around, it can be hard to understand what they really mean. One important factor to note is that London’s world-class specialist institutions do not feature in these league tables, because they are too small and specialist in the range of courses they […]
Times Higher Education has ranked universities worldwide according to their international outlook. The ranking measured each university’s international student numbers, its percentage of international staff and the proportion of internationally co-authored research. Extensive international networks and collaborations help universities to attract the best academics and the brightest students. Of the top 25 international universities, 10 […]
London has been hailed the second best city for students in global rankings drawn up by the QS Best Student Cities. The index assesses cities based on five key categories: university rankings, student mix, quality of living, employer activity and affordability. Missing the top slot by only two points, the UK capital had the […]